Freedom School (FYS)|
Spring 2022 not offered
From the point of view of the U.S. nation-state, education has always been a hegemonic means to control knowledge, to calibrate unequal forms of citizenship, and to promote the social reproduction of power. Yet as W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in 1903, "education among all kinds of men [sic] always has had, and always will have, an element of danger and revolution, of dissatisfaction and discontent. Nevertheless, men [sic] strive to know." Drawing inspiration from the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum and spanning from enslavement to emancipation to the long civil rights movement, this course explores how people of African descent in the United States, and black women in particular, have used education to empower themselves, produce social change, and redefine the terms under which change may occur.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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David Walker, Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles: Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America.
Heather Williams, Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom
Zitkála-żá, The School Days of an Indian Girl,
Katherine Mellen Charron, Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark
Rubén Donato, Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado Schools and Communities, 1920-1960
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by Grace Le
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Short papers throughout the semester with a longer final paper.
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